Inspired by Gabriel García Marquez’s 100 Years of Solitude
, Crystal Fighters
are releasing today a DJ mix titled 100 Songs of Solitude
. And quite literally. From classic cumbia and salsa songs to emerging names like Lido Pimienta or Systema Solar, as well as other renowned musicians like El Guincho, Bomba Estéreo and Totó la Momposina, the mixtape is a homage to Colombia, its people and their character and humour. In today’s interview, we speak with Sebastian, the band’s frontman, who’s been stuck in the Latin American country since February due to the Covid-19 crisis (although he couldn’t be happier about it!) about his experience there, García Márquez’s literature, cultural appreciation, and the band’s forthcoming album.